Dichelachne hirtella

Dichelachne hirtella N.G. Walsh. Muelleria
7: 455 (1991).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae.
Tribe Poeae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia,
Mt. Arapiles:  Beauglehole 29609 (MEL holo).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
(209), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (209), [2009]. A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A:
Poaceae 2 (219, Fig.30).

Habit. Annual
or perennial. Culms 20–80(–150) cm tall. Ligule an eciliate membrane, entire or
bilobed. Leaf-blades 5–26 cm long, 0.9–7 mm wide.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle or a panicle. Panicle dense, 4–26.5 cm long,
evenly furnished.

Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1(–2) fertile floret(s), with a barren
rachilla extension, 7–9 mm long.

Glumes. Lower
glume subulate. Upper glume subulate, 6.8–9 mm long.

Fertile lemma 6–7.5(–8) mm long, keeled. Lemma apex entire, awned. Median
(principal) awn dorsal, 17–26 mm long overall, with a twisted column. Anthers
(2–)3. Grain 3.2–3.4 mm long.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales, Victoria.

New South Wales: Central Tablelands,
South-Western Slopes, South-Western Plains. Victoria:
Eastern Highlands, Grampians, Midlands.

Notes. Endemic. In dry
sclerophyll montane woodland. Flowers Nov.-Dec. Fruits Dec.-Jan.

AVH 2011


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